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Table 4 Models of age trajectories of allostatic load, coefficients and standard errors: main and interaction models. Source HRS wave 8–11 (2006–2012) and ELSA Wave 2, 4 and 6 (2004–2012)

From: Trajectories of allostatic load among older Americans and Britons: longitudinal cohort studies

  HRS ELSA
  Main Interaction Main Interaction
Age 0.003 ± 0.000*** 0.001 ± 0.000*** −0.000 ± 0.000 −0.002 ± 0.000***
Sex, Female −0.071 ± 0.011*** −0.226 ± 0.048*** −0.110 ± 0.012*** − 0.408 ± 0.061***
Age*gender   0.002 ± 0.000***   0.004 ± 0.000***
Married/cohabit −0.024 ± 0.008*** −0.020 ± 0.008** −0.008 ± 0.009 −0.003 ± 0.009
Middle wealth − 0.045 ± 0.008*** −0.044 ± 0.008*** −0.040 ± 0.008*** − 0.040 ± 0.008***
Wealthiest −0.070 ± 0.009*** − 0.069 ± 0.009*** −0.083 ± 0.009*** − 0.082 ± 0.009***
High school −0.006 ± 0.011 −0.008 ± 0.011 −0.054 ± 0.011*** −0.051 ± 0.011***
Some college − 0.050 ± 0.010*** −0.050 ± 0.010*** −0.097 ± 0.012*** − 0.096 ± 0.012***
Num. comorbidities 0.093 ± 0.003*** 0.094 ± 0.003*** 0.033 ± 0.003*** − 0.033 ± 0.003***
Current smoker −0.031 ± 0.011*** − 0.030 ± 0.011** −0.006 ± 0.012 −0.006 ± 0.012
Past smoker 0.005 ± 0.007 0.007 ± 0.007 0.093 ± 0.014*** 0.092 ± 0.014***
Drink > 5 days/week −0.008 ± 0.011 −0.008 ± 0.011 − 0.015 ± 0.007** −0.015 ± 0.007**
Vigorous exercise −0.076 ± 0.007*** −0.076 ± 0.007*** −0.038 ± 0.008*** − 0.039 ± 0.008***
Height 0.216 ± 0.052*** 0.218 ± 0.005*** −0.002 ± 0.000*** − 0.002 ± 0.000***
Taking prescribed medication −0.007 ± 0.022 −0.008 ± 0.022   
Taking medication for hypertension    0.051 ± 0.008*** 0.050 ± 0.008***
Taking medication for hyperlipidaemia    0.050 ± 0.009*** 0.050 ± 0.009***
Taking medication for diabetes mellitus    0.207 ± 0.016*** 0.209 ± 0.016***
Constant −0.557 ± 0.102*** −0.476 ± 0.104*** 0.464 ± 0.129*** 0.616 ± 0.132***
  1. Note: Sig.: * = 10% or less; ** = 5% or less; *** = 1% or less